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Friday, October 16, 2009

Andrew Hill - bundle #2

The first of these "bundles" was dedicated to Warne Marsh.

Now here are a few shows by the late great pianist and composer Andrew Hill.

Andrew Hill Quintet
AMR Festival
Alhambra, Genève (CH)
April 7, 2006

Andrew Hill - piano
Charles Tolliver - trumpet
Greg Tardy - tenor sax, clarinet
John Hebert - bass
Eric McPherson - drums

1. 11/8 (16:47)
2. Pinnacle (15:51)
3. Malachi (13:55)
4. Nicodemus (20:00)
5. Whitsuntide (6:09) [inc]

All compositions by Andrew Hill

TT: 72:44

Sound: A
Source: RSR 2 broadcast (JazzZ, Yvan Ischer) / 2006-06-02
Lineage: FM > Minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

This is the re-broadcast; there was a live broadcast on RSR 2, too, which included tracks 1, 2, and most of track 3. Since the re-broadcast included all of that plus more, I did only keep this version.

Andrew Hill Quartet
Concerto Jazz Rete Due
Lugano (CH), Studio 2, RSI
March 13, 2004

Greg Tardy - tenor sax, clarinet
Andrew Hill - piano
John Hebert - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

1. But Not Farewell (11:18)
2. unknown (13:36)
3. Dedication (10:00)
4. Cantarnos (17:35)
5. 11/8 (Theme) (0:52)

1. unknown > Ann AH (11:24)
2. unknown > Ann AH (19:44)
3. Bass Intro > Ashes (15:54)
4. 11/8 (Theme) (3:11) [splice @ 2:46]
5. unknown (14:08) [encore]

All compositions by Andrew Hill

TT: 117:46

CD1 #1-2, CD2 #4 (from splice to end), CD2#5:
Sound: A-
Source: RSI 2 "Live di mezzanotte" / 2007-08-16
Lineage: Hotbird Sat > nexus-s > HDD > BeLight > Cool Edit Pro (separating tracks) > flac (hotbird sat uses MPEG1 Layer 2/192 kbps)

CD1 #3-5, CD2 #1-3, CD2 #4 (from beginning to splice):
Sound: A/A- (stereo)
Source: RSI 2 broadcast > seeded on dime by relyles (#38309)
Lineage: FM > ? > CDR > EAC > FLAC > CDR > EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (see editing note below) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Edits to previous (dime) source:
- cut 0:12-0:43 of CD2#3 (fm talk)
- corrected mark CD2#2/#3 (moved mark to after deleted fm talk)
- separated CD1#4 and CD1#5
- split mono applause onto end of CD2#4 (it was cut @ 2:46)

Note: some applause is missing on the tracks from the previous dime seed, the complete version (if only the digital source would have been used) would have been 118:23

Andrew Hill - Joe Henderson Quartet
New Morning, Paris (FR)
March 25, 1988

Joe Henderson - tenor sax
Andrew Hill - piano
Mick Hutton - bass
Mark Taylor - drums

1. Isotope (Joe Henderson) 15:45
2. Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk) 17:49
3. Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) > The Theme (Miles Davis)
> Band Intros (14:45)

1. Invitation (Kaper-Washington) 18:37
2. All The Things You Are (Kern-Hammerstein) 19:23
3. Body And Soul (Green-Comden-Heyman-Eaton) 17:17 [voiceover 0:00-0:01]
4. The Theme (Miles Davis) > Band Intros (10:04)

TT: 113:42

Sound: A/A-
Source: France Musiques (Jazz Club) (prob. live 1988-03-25)

- separated fm talk from beginning of CD1#1
- moved mark CD1#1/#2: +9.614sec
- separated fm talk from beginning of CD1#2
- moved mark CD2#2/#3: -1.058sec
- deleted 1.599sec of noise after CD1#3
- deleted 7.216sec of silence/applause at beginning of CD2#2
- separated fm talk from beginning of CD2#3
- moved mark CD2#2/#3: +7.759sec
- deleted 1.724sec of silence at end of CD2#3
- added fade-out at end of CD2#3
- deleted 0.460sec of silence at beginning of CD2#4
- added fade-in at beginning of CD2#4
- separated fm outro from end of CD2#
- added fade-out at end of CD2#4

Note: the first set ends after #3, as this came (from dime), "Invitation" ended disc one. If this was indeed a live broadcast, maybe "Invitation" comes from the beginnig of the first set and was broadcasted during the break until the second set began? The track was edited in a way that allows no clear judgement, but I have some doubts about an 18:17 minute track fitting into the break.

Von Freeman & Andrew Hill Trio
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), (New) Bimhuis
March 24, 2005

Von Freeman - tenor sax
Andrew Hill - piano
John Hebert - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

CD1/First Set/41:38
1. unknown (25:24)
2. unknown (7:43)
3. unknown (8:31)

CD2/Second Set/73:40
1. unknown > Dig (?) > Sweet Georgia Brown (31:24)
2. I'll Remember April > A Night in Tunisia
> Ain't Misbehavin' > Lester Leaps In (42:15)

TT: 115:18

Sound: A-/B+ (Note from dime seeder: Von Freeman played often between bass and drums)
Source: Audience recording, second row in the middle
Lineage: Sony ECM 719 > Sony MZ-N710 > Audio Capture > HD > Nero Wave Editor (Normalize,Stereo) > CD Wave Editor > Flac Frontend 6

Additional lineage: CDR > EAC (secure, log) > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu edits ::

separated #1 and #2

Notes on the setlist:

CD1#1 Von seems to navigate through some standards or at least standards chord changes. Around 10:50 he quotes "Isn't It Romantic" for a moment.
CD1#2 is mostly a bass, then a drum solo, Hill enters at the end.
CD1#3 sounds like another standard, or possibly "Alfie" at the beginning, then goes into what sounds like an original, but at 4:45, Von goes into "Isn't It Romantic" again and stays with it, but the very final line is the "Alfie"-opening line again...
CD2#1 opens with a lengthy drum solo implicating a typically intricate Hill rhythm, Von opens quoting "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)". Later on it sounds as if he's playing "I Can't Get Started", but he continues alluding to "I Got It Bad". When Von enters again at 22:00 they go into a bop classic (Dig?), then around 24:30 Von goes into "Sweet Georgia Brown".
CD2#2 opens with a sax cadenza, leading into "I'll Remember April", after a lengthy trio segment, Von goes into "A Night in Tunisia", not without quoting "Mr. P.C." (22:14), then quoting "What Is This Thing Called Love" and possibly alluding to the fourth movement of "A Love Supreme". Following a short solo cadenza, Von goes into "Ain't Misbehavin" (31:05), at 33:00 he then goes into "Lester Leaps In"

The following was posted on dime, I think:
Sweet Georgia Brown
I'll Remember April
A Night in Tunisia
Salt Peanuts
It sort of fits with parts of the second set...

Howard Riley / Joachim Kühn / Jason Rebello / Andrew Hill
Arts Council Contemporary Music Network Tour
Bristol (UK), St Georges's, Brandon Hill
January 28, 1991


Howard Riley - piano [34:52]

1. Outer Inner Minor (Riley) 9:28
2. Clarity (Riley) 8:10
3. The Gambit (Riley) 11:32
4. Darn That Dream (Jimmy van Heusen) > Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk) 5:42

Joachim Kuhn - piano [40:42]

5. Bank of Memory (Kühn) 26:27
6. Chemin de la Source (Kühn) 7:06
7. Prince of Whales (Kühn) 7:09


Jason Rebello - piano [30:25]

1. Siobhan (Jason Rebello) 6:49
2. Dienda (Keny Kirkland) 5:29
3. Golden Fleece (Jason Rebello) 6:30
4. Night and Day (Cole Porter) 7:39
5. Play, Piano, Play (Errol Garner) 3:57

Andrew Hill - piano [23:11]

6. unknown (Clark Terry) 2:02
7. Retrospect (Andrew Hill) 10:30 [tape-flip @ 4:12]
8. Tinkering (Andrew Hill) 3:48
9. Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen) 6:51

Andrew Hill/Howard Riley - piano [right channel]
Joachim Kühn/Jason Rebello - piano [left channel]

10. Improvisation > All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern) 10:18

TT: 139:29

Sound: A

Source: BBC radio 3 broadcast / 1991
Lineage (Hill): fm > dime > remastered (by jazzrita) with wavelab > flac > dime
Lineage (Riley #1-2): FM > master cassette > standalone cd recorder > Wav > Flac > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > Flac (8,asb,verify)
Lineage (all others): FM > master cassette > standalone cd recorder > Wav > Flac

:: jazzrita edits (Hill) ::

fixed track marks
reduced hiss
fixed tape-flip on CD2#7

:: dime comment ::

#3362164 by ladyface57 at 2009-07-10 10:44:22 GMT

I happened to find the recording date in one of my father's old Jazz Journal magazines:
St. George's Hall, Bristol, January 28th, 1991 (see Jazz Journal, February 1991, p. 3).
Thank you for the upload!

:: ubu edit ::

fixed mark CD1#1/2 (was a bit too early)
omitted fm segments of Hill part
reorganised, renamed & tagged files

:: thanks a lot to 6135terry and jazzrita! ::


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

Frédito el philistin said...

Superb ! Merci Ubu

cba said...

I did not have notice about this !Riley - Kuhn - Rabello - Hill!

Many thanks for it (and all).
I really appreciated it UBU

Preslives said...

Ubu - This is incredible. Thank you sincerely. I just listened though the first three concerts, and was swept away. Geneve and Lugano are pristine examples of Andrew's art at that period of time, and MUCH more satisfying than the Palmetto records releases. The date with Joe Henderson may disappoint some familiar with their classic Blue Note output, as they don't really play TOGETHER in the way that they did back then. By 1988, each is in his own separate musical world. I get the feeling that Andrew is just sitting in on Joe's gig. On the other hand, the way that Andrew deconstructs some of these standards is astounding. What a genius he was!

Frédito el philistin said...

On the concert with Joe Henderson, I find the ballads particularly lovely. I also like very much the Howard Riley solo part.
Fantastic shares, once aganin thank you Ubu

cbacas said...

Thanks for a feast of A Hill.

serviceton said...

So this is what you call 'a package' Ubu?
I am bowled over by your packaging !
What an immense musician - just beautiful.

ubu said...

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